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Our vision at Children in the Wilderness is to support sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa.   Our educational programme includes aspects of environmental education and life skills development, as we believe that both of these are crucial in forging an enduring path for informed, dedicated and passionate next-generation leaders...
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As part of South Africa’s Level 4 lockdown regulations, it will be mandatory to wear a fabric mask in public from 1 May, 2020. The video has templates for three sizes Regional Programme Manager Janet Wilkinson has shared her tips, and a very useful video, for making your own washable, reusable face masks by hand....
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“When we heal the world, we heal ourselves” – David Orr Eco-Club campers in Hwange International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and all the things we need to survive. Eco-Club campers creating a map depicting the ecosystems of Namibia It...
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The littlest Eco-warriors involved in our CITW programme are learning the three steps necessary to make the world a better place. 1. Be SAFE (and keep your hands clean)2. Be SMART (and keep yourself informed)3. Be KIND (and care for others) Particularly relevant at the moment is Point 1: to encourage hygiene and for the...
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The Bobirwa Cluster schools Eco-Club activities last week involved many lessons from the curriculum which the Eco-Mentors worked through during their training at the beginning of the month. These are Mabolwe Primary School children Making a Tippy Tap with Aunty Katie Balone, Uncle Khumo Dingalo and Bolokanang Rutang. These are Gobojango Primary School children learning...
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Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organisation operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CITW is supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa. Insight, care and commitment are required to conserve Africa’s pristine wilderness and wildlife areas....
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Eco-Mentor volunteer Angelica Mills shares a glimpse into how we prepare for the children before an Eco-Club annual camp. As she says, all made possible through Bobirwa Programme Coordinator, our beloved “Aunty” Tanya McKenzie’s amazing hard work and dedication!  “Quirky smiles. I love watching the children experiment and pose with their favourite mentors. We take...
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Following on from the enormously successful Eco-Mentor training last weekend, our Bobirwa Eco-Clubs have all held environmental lessons, and introduced their school heads and children to the wonderful, lockable trunks packed with amazing educational goodies. Enjoy this selection of activities from Gobojano, Motlhabaneng, Lentswe-le-Moriti, Mabolwe, Semolale and Mathathane primary schools – from lessons on hygiene...
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Eco-Mentor training plays a crucial part in the CITW programme.  One of the main focus areas of this training is on the teachers and community members who volunteer their time to run the Eco-Clubs in the schools. Practical activity: web-of-life lesson The purpose of the training is to prepare the teachers to facilitate these weekly...
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The 2019 annual Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Bobirwa December camps hosted a total of 32 children between the ages of 9 and 13, with an equal representation of boys and girls. The participating learners were from two schools neighbouring Mashatu Game Reserve, namely Semolale and Gobojango primary schools. The first camp commenced by welcoming back...
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